Great Patriotic War Museum
The Motherland monument © Matvey Andreyev
Dominated by the enormous statue of the Motherland (which looks like the sword-wielding sister of the Statue Of Liberty) looming above it, the Great Patriotic War Museum houses a fascinating collection of World War II artefacts in a Soviet-built building. Decommissioned tanks sit outside the museum, symbolically painted with flowers, and nearby another interesting statue entitled 'To the Fallen' serves as a memorial to all those who fought and died in the war. Although most of the museum notes are in either Russian or Ukrainian, the exhibitions are well laid out and the displays are fascinating.
Address: 24 Lavrska Street